Image © Orkney Islands Council
Latitude: 59º 19'N
Longitude: 02º 58'W
Ownership: Orkney Islands Council
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Brian Archibald, Harbour Master and Head of Marine Services
Address: Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, KW15 1SD
Telephone no: 01856 873636
About Pierowall (Westray)Pierowall once had four piers, but the only one with the depth of water needed for the steamers of the early 1900s was Gill Pier on the north side of the mouth of the Bay of Pierowall.
In more modern times, Rapness Pier at the foot of Westray has taken over the main ferry services. However, the passenger ferry to Papa Westray continues to operate from Gill Pier (the upper pier in the photo above). It also has a marina with a range of facilities for visiting yachtspeople. And the local fishing industry based at Gill Pier supports a crab processing plant overlooking the harbour.
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